NYC Youth

Food Advocates 

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What is the NYC Youth Food Advocates Program?


The NYC Youth Food Advocates (YFA) program is a youth-led group led by Community Food Advocates.

YFA is ideal for youth who want to learn about social justice, policy advocacy, and how to carry out policy campaigns as a way to create systemic change in New York City.  

YFA members develop an understanding of policy advocacy through workshops, trainings, guided lessons, and collaborations with other youth within YFA and other youth-based groups in the City. Members also have the opportunity to develop specific skills such as public speaking, meeting and collaborating with policy makers, policy issue analysis, planning campaign goals and strategies, and coalition work.



YFA Time Commitment:

Members meet weekly for 1 to 2 hours. Additional time commitment is based on campaign actions and projects.